• General Service Technician, Material Support

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Overview

    Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


    General Description: This position is located in the Facilities Engineering Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and reports to the Operations Supervisor. The individual will work primarily in the material support section but will also be assigned work orders periodically to balance the workload. Individual must possess an understanding of material support. Additionally should have working knowledge in at least two of the following areas: mechanical, plumbing, digital controls, welding, steam and hot water systems or refrigeration.


    Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Individual will be assigned to the Material Support. This individual will initially work a Monday through Friday day shift.

    • Sourcing parts/part numbers for engineers
    • Inputting new inventory records
    • Places telephone orders with vendors, prioritizing requisitions and obtaining optimum pricing as well as shipping terms for most FHCRC purchases
    • Processes hazardous material orders via FHCRC policies
    • Processes and maintains orders for Facilities Engineering needs including standing and blanket orders. Maintains related files and reviews usage and requirements as appropriate.
    • Responsible for proper coding of products in Web Work and on purchase orders         
    • Daily printing of FHCRC purchase orders, reviewing for accuracy
    • Communicates directly with customer service reps, sales reps and staff regarding order status: identifies needs and solves
    • Inputs applicable hard copy requisitions into Web Work system
    • Regular vendor evaluations, summarizing activity for analysis
    • Track and expedite outstanding orders
    • Inventory control, barcoding, setting min/max of stock
    • Fully complies with all company health and safety procedures and policies
    • Duties will including driving the company vehicle on parts runs
    • Labeling and organizing inventory,
    • Receiving and delivering parts
    • Helping to price out work orders
    • Performs other duties as assigned


    1. AA Degree or equivalent experience
    2. 1+ years of general office experience, with preference given to buying experience
    3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    4. General computer skills in a variety of formats
    5. Strong analytical and organizational skills
    6. Must have good people skills and be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing, individual must be detailed oriented.
    7. Must have a valid Washington State Drivers license and be capable of being listed on the Centers Insurance policy
    8. Must be computer literate and should have MS Office skills in Word and Excel. Knowledge of computerize maintenance management system is a plus.
    9. Ordering procurement and inventory control experience desired
    10. Must be able to lift 50 lbs

    NOTE: This is a union position. Salary is $23.05/hr

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    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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